IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s Plywood procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Plywood - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, plywood prices have been falling at an estimated average annual rate of 1.3%. A combination of falling input and wage costs have fueled price declines for plywood during this period. However, heightened demand, stemming from greater overall construction activity, has kept prices from falling further.The price of lumber has been playing a prominent role in plywood price...


Plywood - Total Cost of Ownership

Plywood products have a medium total cost of ownership. The major lifetime ownership costs are related to product acquisition, shipping, storage and handling costs. Because of their heavy weight and typically large shipment orders, plywood shipping costs can be significant if buyers are located far away from supplier facilities. Buyers can look to reduce transportation costs by selecting...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of plywood, which is a building product made from pressed layers of wood sheets laid with opposing grains. Plywood is commonly used in construction because of its strength and stability. It is typically purchased through lumberyards and wholesalers, but it can also be procured through retail outlets. This report does not include medium-density fiberboard, particleboard or oriented strand board (OSB).

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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